This little heart mini which is spiral bound is made from a die and the box is actually part of the mini. The picture with the beige rose is the box and the one that shows the teal rose is the front page of the mini. There aren't too many embellishments on the pages but lots of little pockets and pages for pictures or mementos. A great gift! The cost of this one is $20.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
I have so many finished projects taking up space in my studio and so many more I want to make that I've decided to sell a few of the early ones. I can't describe each one in detail....no time...but most of them were featured on my blog at some point. They're all in great shape and I've priced them inexpensively. I'll get as many pictures on as I can! Just email if you are interested!
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Michaels had a wonderful sale on 12 x 12 canvases. A dozen of them for less than $15. Now I don't know about quality but to me they seemed fine. I gessoed the whole thing and then painted the background with black acrylic paint. Then using Claudine Hellmuth's Multi Medium Matte I collaged on a bunch of random papers. On top of that I used two stencils with texture paste and laid on some scrim or cheese cloth using the Multi medium. Then I used about five sprays to color the background over all that. I had found an image to use, enlarged it, printed it, cut it out and ran it through my Xyron then adhered it to cardstock. I cut it out and hot glued it to the canvas. Then with the glue gun I began to lay down chipboard, laces, metal pieces, flowers of all kind (color doesn't matter because you will cover them up), crystals, buttons, some Tim Holtz pieces, pearls, and jewelry findings I found on sale in Michaels. I collect this kind of stuff all the time so I had a good amount in my stash to work with.
When your piece is all ready then, you use an old brush and cover the whole thing with white gesso, getting in all the nooks and crannies. When dry you spray, using the same colors you used on the background. So many color possibilities are possible! One of the sprays I used was a gold metallic to kind of unify everything.
Note: the lady in the picture is Billy Burke who was the wife of Florence Ziegfeld but you might know her better as the Good Witch of the North from Wizard of Oz! Enjoy!